Well loved amongst locals and visitors alike, Lake Boga is a little oasis just outside Swan Hill and an absolute stellar offering of water sports and outdoor activities. And with the addition of some historical, cultural and art experiences, it’s clear why Lake Boga is such a cherished destination.
The calm waters and shady banks of this 3km-wide lake combine to offer the perfect opportunity for swimming and water sport adventures, including stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and of course water skiing.
In an exciting addition to the already vibrant area, Catalina Grill House will open on the foreshore in mid-December and means visitors can caffeinate and refuel before biking or walking the flat gravel track stretching around the lake, or easily source provisions for a picnic on the shady banks.
A beautiful and intricate mosaic artwork meets you as you round the south end corner of the lake, The Lake Boga Story Wall. The artwork speaks to the diverse history of the region and makes for a colourful companion to the newest addition to the famous Silo Art Trail recently unveiled at Lake Boga. The large scale artwork painted by renowned silo artist, Tim Bowtell, reveals more of the town’s history and perfectly captures the classic Australian sunset palette of burnt orange and impossible purples and pinks that will likely be on show in real life, later in the evening.
And right at the epicentre of this vibrant part of the lake, is one of the area’s major attractions, the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum. Home to restored World War 2 patrol bomber, the Catalina Flying Boat, an original secret communication bunker, and countless other wartime artefacts, the museum showcases Lake Boga’s historic connections to WWII.